In the midst of job talks, Man Utd target Rudi Garcia has already given his verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rudi Garcia is rumored to be in the running for the vacant Manchester United manager’s position.
If Cristiano Ronaldo joins Manchester United on an interim basis, former Lyon manager Rudi Garcia will be in charge of getting the best out of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The Red Devils are reportedly considering Garcia as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager until the end of the season.
The 57-year-old has previously led Lille, Marseille, and Roma, and most recently worked at Lyon before departing in the summer.
United is said to have discussed the possibility of appointing Garcia on a temporary basis before looking for a permanent manager for next season.
In the days following Solskjaer’s departure, the Red Devils were heavily linked with a move for Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain.
However, it appears that PSG will not allow him to leave in the middle of the season, potentially forcing United to hire an interim manager for the remainder of the season.
Ernesto Valverde and Ralf Rangnick are also rumored to be in the running for the role.
If United hires Garcia, he’ll be tasked with keeping Ronaldo on track after his strong start to the season.
The Portuguese legend has a total of ten goals in all competitions and was on target to help Manchester United defeat Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Garcia has already demonstrated his admiration for Ronaldo by waxing lyrical about the forward following Lyon’s victory over Juventus in 2019.
After Ronaldo scored two goals either side of half-time, the French heavyweights dug in to knock the hosts out of the Champions League.
After the game, Garcia said, “We came up against an opponent who has an extraterrestrial in their squad.”
Before Lyon faced Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage match, the French manager described Ronaldo as “one of football’s generational talents.”
“Obviously, he’s one of the best players in the world, so it’s nice to see him in action against us,” Garcia said.
“Even if we don’t.
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